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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Congratulations to the Graduate Students for Awards received.

The Department of Political Science Award Committee is pleased to announce the nominees and winners of the 2015-2016 paper and and thesis competition. Congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners of the Political Science 2015-2016 Awards The Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, Sept 27th 12-2 pm in the Cassio Room, MacEwan Conference & Events Centre.  

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Flanagan who has won a Faculty of Graduate Studies, My Supervisor Skills, GREAT Supervisor Award!

The award is in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to graduate education in our Department. Apart from his frequent service on graduate examination committees, he has supervised six PhDs (most recently, Dr. Tim Anderson) and thirteen MA students over the course of his long career, many of whom have gone on to play significant roles in the life of the Canadian polity.

Tom received his award from the Dean Lisa Young of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the new Taylor Institute. 

Photo Credit: B. O'Neill

Political Science would like to extend a warm welcome to Kim-Lee Tuxhorn who will be joining the department effectively July 1st, 2016.

Kim-Lee Tuxhorn - I study international relations with an emphasis in international/comparative political economy and international organizations. My research interests span the issue-areas of trade, monetary policy, and foreign investment.


Congratulations to Bonnie Walter on meeting the completion requirements to achieve a Certificate for EMERGING LEADERS through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary. This program was completed over 2 years. The graduation ceremony took place June 15th, 2016 at the Red & White Club. This is Bonnie's second certificate. She completed her first certificate in General Management, 2005. 

The #ICameAsARefugee campaign launched on June 20th, 2016, featuring one of our own in the department, Pablo Policzer.

Click on the link below to watch and hear his story....                                   


Did you know?

The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?                 
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

Upcoming Events


Susan Franceschet and co-authors Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) and Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University) presented their draft book manuscript "Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender" at the 6th Annual Skytte workshop, funded by the Johan Skytte Foundation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, September 29-October 2, 2016.

Antonio Franceschet, "The Ethics of International Coercion: Two Types of Multilateralism." In Robert W. Murray, ed., Multilateralism as State Strategy: Seeking Order in an Anarchic System. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.

Michael Zekulin and T.D. Anderson, "Contemporary Terrorism and the true believer", Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression, Taylor & Francis, September 2016, 8(3):177-196.

Chris W. J. Roberts, "The Other Resource Curse: Extractives as Development Panacea," Chapter 3 in Hany Besada, ed., Governing Natural Resources for Africa's Development, Routledge, 2016.

Bree Akesson, Andrew R. Basso, and Myriam Denov, "The Right to Home:Domicide as a Violation of Child and Family Rights in the Context of Political Violence," Children & Society Volume 30, Issue 5 (September 2016): 369-353.